A Food and Beverage Law Blog
Friday, August 2, 2013

PepsiCo has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit brought in 2011 related to labeling of certain Naked Juice products as “all natural.”  The litigation alleged that the use of certain synthetic ingredients, including a synthetic fiber, were false and misleading in light of the “all natural” claim.  The ingredients at issue included zinc oxide, Read More

Thursday, August 1, 2013
Written by in: GMOs

A French administrative court today overturned a 2012 ban on Monsanto’s MON810 genetically modified maize.  The Conseil d’Etat stated that such a ban could only be imposed in the case of an emergency or a serious health or environmental risk.  In a preliminary hearing earlier this month, the Conseil d’Etat had already found that there was no Read More

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Written by in: GMOs , Labeling

In what is being billed as the first settlement of a class action suit alleging that the use of an “all natural” claim is deceptive where certain ingredients contain GMOs, Barbara’s Bakery Inc. has agreed to pay $4 million to the plaintiff class. The case, brought in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District Read More

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Written by in: GMOs , Labeling , USDA

For the first time ever, the USDA has approved a GMO-free claim for use on meat and liquid egg products. As recently reported by the New York Times, USDA has granted a request advanced by several meat producers to allow products to be labeled as “[coming] from animals that never ate feed containing genetically engineered Read More